The efficacy of the tyre and race-start rule changes was welcome for F1 officials after the debacle of the new qualifying system, which has been abandoned as hastily as it was adopted.  More

New teams in F1 normally serve an apprenticeship at the back of the field in their first season but Haas wasted no time in making an impact.  More

Fernando Alonso thanked the advances in Formula One technology for being able to walk away from a horrific crash at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.  More

Rosberg beat Hamilton in the Australian GP, using a better tyre strategy to overhaul Vettel following a frightening accident that had suspended the race.  More

F1 officials held a meeting with teams on Sunday ahead of the race and agreed to go back to the previous system which was based on the lap times at the end of each of the three segments of qualifying.

The new qualifying system faces an immediate revision after a woeful debut that failed to deliver the promised shake-up of the established order and was panned by drivers and abandoned by fans who walked out on the anti-climactic event.  More

The top three were separated by less than a quarter of a second, setting up a potentially tight battle for pole position later in the day, when the new format of rolling eliminations makes its debut.  More

The FIA, the governing body of the sport, has produced a strictly limited list of allowable information that can be communicated to the driver via radio, data and pitboard display, and anything outside that list will be liable to penalties.  More

Rosberg crashed out in the second session, when his car aquaplaned on surface water and hit a concrete barrier, knocking off the Mercedes' newly designed high-tech front wing and prematurely ending his day.  More

Heavy morning showers created a wet track, and intermittent showers through the session meant there were only two brief windows of a few minutes each in which drivers were able to use dry-weather tyres.  More